“Vesuvius” was printed from an antique glass plate negative 8.5 × 8.5 cm, originally dating around 1880. We have developed our own technique, so that we can reproduce the original negative plate with the smallest details on a piezography print 10 times larger. Only a small digital cleaning and retouching has been made. The print is realised on the extraordinary Japanese Awagami Bamboo paper and laminated between two mineral glasses of 2 mm & 2 mm antireflex coated. The techniques in combination with this original antique negative plate make this a exceptional artwork.
Photographer: T.H. McAllister, J. Levy Cie
Origin: Glass slide 8.5 × 8.5 cm / The blackprint collection
Size Glass & Print: 89.5 × 89.5 cm | 89.5 × 89.5 cm
Printing technique: Piezography® Pro
Paper: A.I.J.P Awagami Bamboo 170 gr/m2. pH-neutral.
Laminated Glass: Front: HY-TECH-GLASS, 2 mm non-reflective extra-clear. | Back: Glass, 2 mm float.
Weight: 8 Kg
First edition of 30, Zürich
blackprint with Abgraphics Studio